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These drawings were obtained from a book I ordered several years ago from Avia Press. Sorry, I can't identify specific sourse.
They were shown in a book on the T-4 Sotka, and only shpwed the over head view.Thw book was in Russian so I can't give any details.
I would like to know if these are testbeds and were they built. I'm sure they are not stealth aircraft.
 

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Find an unknown T-4 version at:

http://www.buran.ru/images/jpg/t-4b_2.jpg

Any ideas about what is it?

Thanks in advance,

Antonio
 

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Off the top of my head, I'd say it's carrying a ballistic missile, a satellite rocket, or a JSTAR-like radar.
 

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That's not too far off from the US concept of launching a Minuteman from an XB-70.
 

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Thanks a lot Borobik, is that object in the back of the T-4 a ballistic missile?
 

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It's a satellite launcher
 

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Hi Ucon and Flateric! I want to ask you a question again. Why T-4 did not challenge Mach 3 flight?
It is very strange for me. T-4's structure was titanium alloy.
Is there any serious technical problem?
 

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For anyone interested in the Sukhoi T-4/T-4M/T-4MS there is a beautiful book in Russian by Ildar Bedretdinov on the subject. It goes into full details on the design evolution process and has numerous images of the built T-4 prototype and subsequent projects.

I have a rough English translation of it I can provide to anyone who bought it and can't read it :)

Udarno-razvedyvatel'nyi samolet T-4, Ildar Bedretdinov (2005)
 

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Russian language T-4 article: http://www.popmech.ru/article/3274-ubiytsa-avianostsev/
 

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Hi! T-4 design study.

http://aviadejavu.ru/Site/Arts/Art3876.htm
 

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On orginal scans from elider there are visible in background lines of very detailed drawing of T-4 . These drawings ARE from a book "Udarno-razvedyvatel'nyi samolet T-4, Ildar Bedretdinov".
 

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Hi Planespictures,

please,can you tell me the name of book by Russian langauge ?.
 

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Do you mean the book on T-4 or Tu-160?

Ильдар Бедретдинов. Ударно-разведывательный самолет Т-4.
ISBN 5-901668-04-9
 

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From the same source.
 

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Thnaks a lot my dear hesham -san and Jozef-san. This is a perfect chart!! :D

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=6033.0;attach=573225;image
 

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Hi PlanesPictures,

please can you collect the first two drawings in one piece,and thanks.
 

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small part from both images are missing or no?
1968 IV.kb. and 1969 I.kb. One year has four kb ("kvartals")
 

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Excellent work PlanesPictures.
 

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PlanesPictures said:
small part from both images are missing or no?
1968 IV.kb. and 1969 I.kb. One year has four kb ("kvartals")
No - they are two separate charts, the T-4M evolution to final configuration and then the T-4MS evolution, with about 6 months between them.
 

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T-4MS is on picture 3.png. T-4M on pictures 1.png and 2.png. On picture 1.png is missing 1968 IV. kb (on right side) and on picture 2.png is missing 1969 I. kb (on left side). Probably no new versions in this time were presented and therefore this period was not presented.
 

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Materials of the book: Udarno-razvedyvatel'nyi samolet T-4, Ildar Bedretdinov (2005), see also "Reply # 16
 
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